A message board lists messages in rows with the columns that represent the various properties of the messages.
The following properties are available to display in columns:
- A checkmark indicates that the message has been acknowledged. No checkmark indicates the message has not been acknowledged.
- The integer corresponding to the event's priority. All priorities
are selected by default. Initial event priority is configured in MITs Configuration. Valid
- Critical - red
- High - dark orange
- Medium - orange
- Low - yellow
- Warning - turquoise
- Information - green
- The name of any message correlation definition applied to a message. A + will appear in this column when there are related events for the message. When the + is clicked it shows related events (which are also shown in the message detail dialog). Refer to the screen shots above for how correlated events are displayed with and without +/- expansion.
- Annotations (pencil icon)
- The presence of an annotation is indicated by a pencil icon in this column. The product annotates a message when it executes an action in response to an event, when a message is acknowledged, or when a message is unacknowledged; users can add their own notes to messages by right-clicking a row and selecting Annotate.
- Related messages (i icon)
- Indicates whether or not some other message is associated with the current one. For example, two messages that are correlated are considered to be related. Related messages are listed in the Message Details window.
- Event Name
- The name of the event.
- An integer count of other events that are subsumed under (correlated
under) the line item.Note: A subsumed message is a message obscured from view as a result of it having been correlated with another message that is its root cause. This reduces the number of event messages to which an administrator needs to be aware and responsive.
- The z/OS® system.
- The Db2 subsystem.
- The subject associated with the event.
- The date and time of the first repetition of this event. To see the time of most recent repetition, view the details for the message by double clicking the message line.
- Rep. Count
- The number of times that the message has been posted.Note: Messages are not received directly from source devices but are inferred from a variety of sources and situations.